27 June 2010

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)


I watched this movie last night.  It tells the story of an older couple, parents of five children, who because of illness and the poor economy lose their home to foreclosure.  The children are unable to accommodate both parents together, so after 50 years of marriage he has to leave on a train for California, while she has to move in to an old people's home.

The was made in 1937, so by today's standards it is rather slow-paced, predictable, and sometimes tedious.  But the ending (embedded above) is quite well done.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for putting me onto this film. This has helped me on many, many levels.

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  2. James MacAonghusJune 30, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    The last three minutes are so sad, I can't imagine doing that after 50 years together.

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  3. James MacAonghusJune 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    It's actually quite highly rated on IMDB, and made it to No. 2 on this list: http://www.cinematical.com/2010/05/25/the-40-greatest-unloved-films/

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